Sep 23, 2016

Book Beginning: The Fortress by Danielle Trussoni

The Fortress: A Love Story by Danielle Trussoni, published September 20, 2016 by Dey Street Books. A memoir of love and transformation in France.

Book beginning:
Before the club in Paris, and before the Frenchman, I was a woman in a fortress.
Or, more precisely, I lived with my husband and two children in La Commanderie, a medieval fortification at the center of the French village of Aubais, pronounced :obey," as in "love, honor and ...Aubais." Built by the Knights Templar in the thirteenth century, the fortress stood high on a hilltop and could withstand attack from every angle. 
Page 56: 
Love for Nicolai had brought me so far from home, so far from my family and friends and culture, that I didn't recognize myself anymore. I had always believed love to be transformative, but this wasn't what I'd expected at all.
THE FORTRESS is  a memoir about the disintegration of the author's marriage in the South of France.

Memes: The Friday 56. Grab a book, turn to page 56 or 56% of your eReader. Find any sentence that grabs you. Post it, and add your URL post in Linky at Freda's Voice. Also visit Book Beginning at Rose City Reader.


  1. Ooh this looks fantastic. Enjoy it. My Friday Book is Beneath the Surface by Jo Spain.

  2. I like the sound of this one. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “I AM NO ONE”

  3. This sounds like a memoir of an emotional journey. Have a good weekend, Harvee.

  4. Sounds interesting but not something I would normally choose to read. This week I have an up-coming release - Home by Harlan Coben. Happy reading!

  5. Sounds so good when I read the snippets! Happy weekend!

  6. Ooh. Looks good. And great synopsis. Makes me want to keep reading right now.

    My Friday 56 from Curse Of The Boggin

  7. Love it. Will definitely look into it. Your snippets are great! Happy weekend and here's my Friday Meets:

  8. This is a very different beginning. It is also a bit intriguing. I would keep reading this.


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